Originally Posted by s-x
No. The default screens sager/clevo use are pretty good, and it would only be worth it if you were really nitpicky about screens/did graphic art. If you're just changing it out for the matte screen, definitely not worth it.
If you remove one of your options, either the dual HDD bay or blueray, you can get an np8130 and save a boatload of money, and it comes with a matte screen.
Which is what I suggest you do. Get the 8130 and get a 120gb ssd or w/e, and then have an external HDD for movies/etc. Because honestly do you need more then 120gb of storage while you're mobile? The answer should be no.
Thanks for the info on the screens.
Removing Blu-ray is definitely not an option, I've have nothing but bad luck with external optical drives or even just enclosures for internal ones. And that is a good point with the HDD - I wouldn't be limited to HDD size/height either with external, and it'd give me more reason to get a NAS or something.
And now that I think...I don't really need the 4 memory DIMM's or the GTX460/MXM-replaceable graphics, so I think I'll even bump down to the Clevo W150HNQ or W170HN, since the GT 540M should be adequate for my gaming needs (being able to max most games at 1280x720).
Four more questions, then:
-At that point, is the 2630QM still worth getting, or should I just get the 2520M instead? Does anybody have a good review of how the 2520M is in comparison to both mobile and desktop CPU's?
-If I want a bare-bones/stock/etc. Clevo, RJTech is the best place to go, right?
-What would be the direct competition to the W150HNQ or W170HN? As nice as said laptops are, the optical drive being located on the right side isn't exactly something I like. (EDIT: I did a little looking, seems like the few competition I could find, had 1366x768 or something screens that could not be bumped up to better ones)
-Other than screen size and price, what are the differences between the W150HNQ and W170HN? The ~$50 to get the 17-inch screen is tempting, but at the same time, having the option of better portability (and higher pixel density) is also nice.Edited by XMAGUSX - 3/21/11 at 10:10pm